ESS419 Principles of Inclusive Education (8)


This subject builds knowledge and skills in the theory and practice of Inclusive Education. This includes the theoretical, philosophical, and applied underpinnings of the practice of inclusion, the current state of practice in the field, and the design of inclusive pedagogy. Students will build their capacity to address the needs of students with disabilities in a non-categorical fashion employing approaches that focus on learner need and context rather than label. The intent of the subject is to assist students to become self-organising inclusive educators through the processes of research, design, reflection, and collaboration.  

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineBathurst Campus
On CampusAlbury-Wodonga Campus
On CampusBathurst Campus
On CampusPort Macquarie
On CampusWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
OnlineBathurst Campus
Session 3
OnlineBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ESS419
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Teacher Education

Enrolment restrictions

Only available to undergraduate students.
Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
EED421 ESS201 ESS305 ESS440 ESS441 ESS509 Paired Subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the legislative underpinnings of inclusion;
  • be able to develop a personal position on inclusive education;
  • be able to develop and apply knowledge of the theoretical and research based underpinnings of inclusive teaching;
  • be able to apply the principles of two pedagogies of inclusion;
  • be able to develop a deeper understanding of the process of curriculum differentiation; and
  • be able to differentiate a lesson/s of instruction.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Aspects of Inclusive Education
  • Explicit Teaching
  • Differentiating the Curriculum
  • Language and Communication
  • Literacy/Numeracy
  • Social Development
  • Successful Inclusion


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 23 February 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.